Current Lab Members

Justin Kitzes
Justin KitzesAssistant Professor
CV | Google Scholar
I am a spatial macroecologist and conservation biologist, with a particular interest in biodiversity scaling and turnover. My work involves both theoretical prediction and empirical surveys of these patterns, as well as direct applications of this information to the practice of conservation in human-altered landscapes.
Lauren Schricker
Lauren SchrickerGraduate Student
Lauren is a Ph.D. student leading our field work on landscape-scale bird distributions in western Pennsylvania.
Tessa Rhinehart
Tessa RhinehartResearch Programmer
Tessa is a Research Programmer working on our bird call classification software.
Trieste Devlin
Trieste DevlinField Assistant
Trieste is a Field Assistant working on our acoustic recorders and field deployments.
Kyle Walters
Kyle WaltersUndergraduate Researcher
Kyle is an undergraduate Mathematics major working on the theoretical relationship between species scaling and turnover.
Lydia Zimmerman
Lydia ZimmermanUndergraduate Researcher
Lydia is an undergraduate Biological Sciences major assisting with our acoustic data collection and analysis.
Interested in our work? We’re actively seeking undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdocs to join the lab. Learn more about joining us, and get in touch!

Lab Alumni

Undergraduate Students

  • Madoc Smith, Undergraduate Researcher, Mathematical Biology, University of Pittsburgh – 2018
  • Aaron Lauer, Undergraduate Researcher, Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh – 2018